Stories by Paul Krill

BMC adding database reorg to SmartDBA for Oracle

BMC Software Inc. is adding online database reorganization capabilities to the Space Expert component of its SmartDBA database management tools suite, looking to improve "business availability" for users.

Microsoft set to release .Net tool for Java developer

Eyeing Java converts to its .Net applications platform, Microsoft Corp. on Monday plans to release its Visual J# .Net development tool, to make it easier for developers used to Java to build for .Net.

Sun details Web services reference architecture

Sun Microsystems Inc. on Tuesday announced its Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) Application Services Reference Architecture, which features a recommended hardware-software combination to address the complexity, time constraints, and other issues in deploying Web services applications.

Unified Modeling Language upgrade proceeds

The UML (Unified Modeling Language) standard would be fitted with a modeling library for implementing tools, under a plan to be submitted to the Object Management Group on Wednesday.

Systinet upgrades Web services suite

Systinet on Monday plans to release Version 4.0 of WASP (Web Applications and Services Platform), its suite of products for building and managing Web services that features improvements in areas such as security and performance. A new pricing structure also is being detailed that enables developers to build test applications for free.

Gordon Moore: Sun should adopt Intel architecture

Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel Corp. and author of Moore's Law of CPU performance improvements, said Tuesday that he wishes Sun Microsystems Inc. would adopt the Intel architecture.

BEA to unwrap WebLogic Platform 7.0

Looking to deliver a unified application development, application server, and deployment framework, BEA Systems Inc. next week is expected to announce the availability of WebLogic Platform 7.0, according to sources familiar with company plans.

Web services specification aims at collaboration

Sun Microsystems Inc., SAP AG, BEA Systems Inc. and Intalio Inc. have developed an XML-based interface description language called the WSCI (Web Service Choreography Interface) to describe the flow of messages exchanged in Web services.

Intel eyes RISC server vendors

Intel Corp. is charging ahead with its goal to unseat "proprietary" vendors such as Sun Microsystems Inc. to become the leader in the enterprise server space, company officials said during a press event on Friday.

Sun readies dev tools suite, UDDI package

Sun Microsystems next week will unveil the Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) Developer Platform, a set of tools and software servers intended to provide IT shops with integration across the life cycle of development.

Serena exec questions Web services potential

Countering the public praises being heaped on Web services technology lately by various IT dignitaries, a Serena Software Inc. executive on Monday had a less ambitious outlook for the concept.

Novell joins UDDI Advisory Group

Novell on Friday announced its membership in the UDDI Advisory Group, which is shepherding development of the Web services directory standard.

Exec touts Semantic Web

The Semantic Web, a concept in which documents and data are composed with precise XML descriptors for Web deployment, has been misunderstood but offers promise for improving Web-based communications, said a keynote speaker at the XML Web Services One conference here last Thursday.

Conference highlights Web services growth potential

Growing demand for Web services became evident at the XML Web services One Conference & Expo in San Jose this week as attendees analyzed the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Feature: UDDI seeks its place

Is UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) a bust or is it just in an embryonic stage? These questions are being pondered as the Web services directory specification continues to evolve.